Houston Rockets Move Yao Ming Jersey Retirement Game

The Houston Rockets announced Wednesday that they will retire Yao Ming’s #11 during halftime of the game vs. Chicago on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.

The ceremony was originally scheduled for the game against Atlanta on Thursday, Feb. 2, but due to network television obligations, Friday, Feb. 3 will provide a more flexible schedule for the ceremony.

Yao, who was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame back in September, will become the sixth Rocket to have his number retired joining Clyde Drexler (#22), Moses Malone (#24), Calvin Murphy (#23), Hakeem Olajuwon (#34), and Rudy Tomjanovich (#45). Former Rockets general manager and assistant coach Carroll Dawson was also honored with a banner bearing his initials “CD.”

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Houston

6-10s Calendar
Watch Now: Live Video & Video Highlights

Listen Live